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  Reply # 483721 21-Jun-2011 16:11
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A very nice looking and well spec'd phone. Some of the other gear Nokia has announced looks great too. I'm not sure that on its own the N9 will be a market disrupting device though.

I was expecting a pop out qwerty keyboard, mainly as a result of what had been rumoured and the teaser video. I wonder if there is another Meego device in the wings with a pop out keyboard?

This phone is certainly slanted at the social media/music market.

I also see that Nokia has publically stated that they are commited to Symbian which puts to rest the stories that Symbian is dead or dying.

With a phone as sexy as the N9 running Meego you have to ask the question as to what happens next with Meego?





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  Reply # 483773 21-Jun-2011 17:42
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I love how you can use the touch technology to pair bluetooth gear to the phone!

Demo-ed in this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=nl3VOAf15BU

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  Reply # 483780 21-Jun-2011 17:52
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Technofreak: A very nice looking and well spec'd phone. Some of the other gear Nokia has announced looks great too. I'm not sure that on its own the N9 will be a market disrupting device though.

I was expecting a pop out qwerty keyboard, mainly as a result of what had been rumoured and the teaser video. I wonder if there is another Meego device in the wings with a pop out keyboard?

This phone is certainly slanted at the social media/music market.

I also see that Nokia has publically stated that they are commited to Symbian which puts to rest the stories that Symbian is dead or dying.

With a phone as sexy as the N9 running Meego you have to ask the question as to what happens next with Meego?




Also announced today (separately) was the developer only N950 which is what your saw previously leaked.

http://www.developer.nokia.com/info/sw.nokia.com/id/3744886f-69c1-4544-8ad3-72b352b4a832/Nokia_N950_OneClickFlashers_Release_Notes.html

Limited availability.

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  Reply # 483783 21-Jun-2011 17:58
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What is exactly the point of having a handset for developers? Sure, developers can test out their apps and what not on it, but why not use a device that is commercially available?

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  Reply # 483784 21-Jun-2011 17:58
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What CPU is it using?

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  Reply # 483790 21-Jun-2011 18:04
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ALTRON: What CPU is it using?


Processor:ARM Cortex-A8 OMAP3630 1 Ghz, PowerVRSGX530

Full specs:

• Networks: PentabandWCDMA 850, 900, 1900, 1700, 2100, Quad band GSM/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900
• Speed: HSDPA Cat10: 14.4Mbps, HSUPA: Cat6 5.76Mbps
• Display: 3.9” WVGA (854x480) AMOLED display with curved Gorilla glassTM, no air gap, anti-glare polarizer
• OS: MeeGo1.2 Harmattan
• Memory: 1024MB RAM, 16GB/64GB storage
• Camera: 8Mpix auto-focus Carl Zeiss, wide-angle lens, 2x LED flash, Video capturing MPEG-4 SP 720p @ 30fps, 2nd camera for video calls
• Size / Weight: 116.45 mm x 61.2 mm x 7.6–12.1 mm (L x W x T)/ 76 cm3/ 135 g
• Connectivity: BT 2.1, GPS, A-GPS, WLAN 802.11abgn, NFC, 3.5mm AV connector, micro USB connector, USB charging
• Processor:ARM Cortex-A8 OMAP3630 1 Ghz, PowerVRSGX530
• Audio: MP3 player, Audio jack: 3.5mm, Supported codecs: mp3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, FLAC.
• Battery: 1450 mAh

Operating Times
• Talk time: (GSM/WCDMA) up to 11 h / up to 7 hours
• Standby time: Up to 450 hours (WCDMA), up to 380 hours (GSM)
• Video playback (720P): up to 4.5 hours
• Music playback: up to 50 hours

Services and applications
• Free maps and walk & drive navigation, public 



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  Reply # 483798 21-Jun-2011 18:20
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BrentR:
Also announced today (separately) was the developer only N950 which is what your saw previously leaked.

http://www.developer.nokia.com/info/sw.nokia.com/id/3744886f-69c1-4544-8ad3-72b352b4a832/Nokia_N950_OneClickFlashers_Release_Notes.html

Limited availability.


That explains the existance of the phone in the video then.  Pity it's not going to be for general availability.




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  Reply # 483978 21-Jun-2011 21:25
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It looks like a nice phone, but do we need yet another mobile OS - app developers must be shaking their heads.



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  Reply # 484181 22-Jun-2011 09:35
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nitrotech: It looks like a nice phone, but do we need yet another mobile OS - app developers must be shaking their heads.


One could argue that Meego isn't one more mobile OS it is the development/intergration of two OS's Maemo and Moblin a collabaration between Nokia and Intel respectively.   Meego already existed, prior to Nokia's announcement earlier this year they were going to use to use WP7.  Meego is still being used by Intel and some Tablet manufacturers.

Regarding the developers, Meego supports apps developed on the Qt framework, Qt being used by such apps as Google Earth, and Skype.  Qt also supports cross platfrom distribution of apps developed with Qt.  In some cases a distiller programme may be required for a particular platform but the app only has to be made once.

The N9 has set a standard for the WP7 phones to be launched later this year.




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  Reply # 484189 22-Jun-2011 09:44
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ALTRON: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEyqgu0Brdg Looks slick.


It looks very slick, with some commentators saying that all it needs for some reviewers to give it the highest possible ranking is have the forbidden fruit symbol etched onto the body.





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  Reply # 484260 22-Jun-2011 11:03
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Engadget's first hand preview is really good. They are very impressed by the device and software they have seen so far. There is a short 4 minute first hands on video in the link below as well.

http://www.engadget.com/2011/06/21/nokia-n9-first-hands-on/




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  Reply # 484270 22-Jun-2011 11:16
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I think the design and hardware is second to none.

The only thing that is a negative to me is the OS. A mobile without a good range of apps is a disadvantage. Android itself is still catching up... I can't imagine companies creating apps to support Meego anytime soon.



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  Reply # 484288 22-Jun-2011 11:43
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heavenlywild: I think the design and hardware is second to none.

The only thing that is a negative to me is the OS. A mobile without a good range of apps is a disadvantage. Android itself is still catching up... I can't imagine companies creating apps to support Meego anytime soon.


I think you will find there is already a good number of apps available for Meego.  So far as I know many of the existing Ovi apps will work.  Any app developed on the QT framework should work on Meego.

Also Intel and others are making tablets with Meego, there are other devices to develop Meego apps for.

It's interesting reading some of the comments on the internet, some people are questioning Nokia's decision to use WP7 since Meego seems so good already.





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  Reply # 484356 22-Jun-2011 13:30
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There is huge developer support for MeeGo. The Ovi Store gets thousands of apps added per week, a large number of which are now written in Qt. Anything written in Qt can seamlessly be brought to MeeGo, with simply a few clicks in 95% of cases.

As an indie developer myself I can confirm how easy it is to write one application that supports any operating system that Qt provides, at any resolution and orientation your app may come across. Also note that there is a very functional community port of Qt to Android (which creates native apps, not Java apps that run in an inefficient virtual machine; there are already apps in the Android Market written in Qt) and there is evidence of promising work with Qt also running on iOS.

It makes a huge amount of sense for a new developer with any sense to learn Qt as they can code for three major mobile operating systems (including the two biggest world-wide sellers) with a potential two more on the way. Not to mention they can use the same language and most of their original code to make the same app run on PCs (Windows, Linux and Mac are natively supported).

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